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  • Ready to fight: CBRN training

    Before an Airman deploys, they have to demonstrate their knowledge on a variety of tools at their disposal. For example, individuals must exhibit an understanding of the M-4 carbine, receive cultural sensitivity training, and maintain a good bill of health; all factors which may help them downrange, in an unpredictable environment.
  • Shaw Airmen push through PT test

    Sweat, disinfectant and stress hang in the air as Team Shaw Airmen wait to begin their physical fitness test in the fitness center, at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina. The smiles from casual conversation between testers vanish as “Hey everyone, let’s begin,” is heard.
  • Learning shot by shot with 20th SFS

    As Airmen steady their breathing, the smell of gunpowder filling their nostrils, they gently squeeze the trigger and brace themselves for a jolt from the stock.
  • Wild Weasels train for next fight

    As Air Force pilots navigate hostile skies at break-neck speeds overseas, they must rely on their past experiences and home station training to fight opposing forces and survive.
  • Red Flag 17-3 going strong with 55th FS

    Red Flag 17-3, the Air Force's premier three-week multi-domain integration combat training exercise, concludes July 28.
  • 20th CES firefighters; ready to take on any challenge

    U.S. Airmen assigned to the 20th Civil Engineer Squadron fire department extinguish an aircraft fire during training at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., March 17, 2016. Firefighters assigned to the 20th CES fire department train on a mock C-130 to test their response time and efficiency in extinguishing an aircraft fire. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman
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